Photographer of the Year Competition

Pooi Ying Choong, Winner 2020Submitted by Pooi Ying Choong, Winner 2020

Capture engineering in a photograph to win our Photographer of the Year competition.

The competition

 Members and non-members of the Institution are invited to submit up to three photographs on a set theme.
This is a unique opportunity for all engineers from across the world to share inspirational, and striking images related to the chosen theme. The judges will be looking for photographs that are ambitious, creative, thoughtful and provide encouragement and inspiration.

A distinguished judging panel of leading industry professionals will select the winning images.

How to enter

The 2020 competition is now closed. The  new competition and theme for 2021 competition will be announced later this year.

Submission specifications

File format: JPEG
Longest dimension: 1000 pixels
Color space: sRGB
Restrictions: no borders, no signatures and watermarks

No radical changes should be made to the original image. Filters are not permitted nor additions from any source. RAW conversion, cropping, straightening and removal of minor blemishes is allowed.  

Prize details

The overall winning photos will be featured in the Institution News newsletter, read by over 63,000 people across the world.

Regional winners

A winner and a runner up will be selected from the winner of the eight  regions – Americas, North East Asia, South East Asia, Southern Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, UK and Ireland  and Oceania.

Each regional winner will receive:

  • £100 prize money
  • Certificate

Overall winner and runner up

One overall winner and runner up will then be selected from the regional winners and will be awarded an additional: 

  • 1st prize: £200 
  • 2nd prize: £150
  • Certificate
  • Winning photos will be featured in Institution News
  • Canvas of the winning photo.

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